MGMT 905: Philosophy of the Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (3)

An advanced introduction to the philosophy of science relevant to the behavioral and organizational sciences. Introduces the student to contemporary philosophical thought concerning the nature of scientific knowledge and its acquisition. Students will be exposed to classic works in the 20th century movement of thought in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of social science. Subject matter will include the study of logical positivism, anti-positivist responses such as falsificationism, epistemological anarchism, and Kuhnian relativism, to contemporary neo-pragmatist, postmodernist, and constructivist developments related to the indeterminacy of knowledge. The method of the course is philosophical; critical thinking, critical discussion, and dialectical exchange will be encouraged. The course is oriented to the interests of social scientists, rather than philosophers. Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program or graduate standing and permission of the instructor. LEC
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